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Have a tire balancer I've been using forever and it's taken a dump on me. Pretty sure it needs a capacitor as it was working fine and when it went to start up it just buzzes and slowly turns. There are 2 capacitors inside the unit and they are stud mount with 2 terminals each. Can anyone help me find a place in the US I can order them from?

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First, try local electrical parts centers, appliance supply etc.

You might then contact a local motor rebuilding place, HVAC parts service.

Unfortunately I exhausted all at the above, and eBay. Digikey was no help and I had to purchase a new motor for my 5hp compressor.

You need a 10 microfarad 450v

And a 20 microfarad 450 v

Might try Amazon and eBay,

Search 10uf 450v,. I did see 20uf 450 v available. Values are more important than physical size
 






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Have a tire balancer I've been using forever and it's taken a dump on me. Pretty sure it needs a capacitor as it was working fine and when it went to start up it just buzzes and slowly turns. There are 2 capacitors inside the unit and they are stud mount with 2 terminals each. Can anyone help me find a place in the US I can order them from?

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Try radioshack.com, they have a on-line store
 






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Might be asking a little much but the mounting stud would ease installation.

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What do you mean not ideal? I can handle the wiring / blade connectors.
 






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Makes sense. The way it acted I'm hoping it's the start capacitor. I can almost get it to work spinning it up by hand. It will spin up with nothing on it but the motor has a buzz/feedback type noise to it.
 






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Makes sense. The way it acted I'm hoping it's the start capacitor. I can almost get it to work spinning it up by hand. It will spin up with nothing on it but the motor has a buzz/feedback type noise to it.
Usually the starting capacitor provides a phase angle difference that determines rotation. Typically you can live without a start capacitor, but you need to get it to spin manually.

The not ideal part of the capacitor I posted was not having the blade connectors. Electrically, it would function.
 






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Honestly I think the start capacitor has been giving me signs. Intermittently I felt the need to help it spin up as it as it wouldn't spin up as fast as normal. The 10uf cap is the only one I can't find with blade terminals and stud mount. Figure I'll zip tie it to the other one to at least get it working.
 






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This is where I always get my stuff from
If you can't find it you ain't looking
Use the search bar type in capacitors and then pick from the list
 



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I think DigiKey is more likely to have board level components. I don’t know how much heavy industrial they stock.

What’s the incoming voltage on this?
 






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